|"Do Steriods Make You Rap Better... Or Just Bigger?"|
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January 14, 2008
Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and Tyler Perry are just some of the names that have surfaced on a long list of celebrities in a current New York investigation of those who may have obtained steroids or human growth hormones.
The New York steroid trafficking probe headed by Albany County District Attorney David Soares has already busted Marion Jones, and named countless professional baseball players. Now the names of well-known entertainers have also been associated with the investigation.
The main purpose of the Albany investigation is not to raise awareness on the names of those who have or still use the drugs, but rather to stop the dealers. A thorough inquiry revealed that several doctors illegally prescribed the drugs to their patience without first consulting them, and multiple clinics and pharmacies have also been accused of supplying them.
The report claims that the singers and rappers are among tens of thousands of people who may have either used or received prescribed shipments of steroids and injectable human growth hormone (HGH) in recent years.
Law enforcement officials said they don't have evidence that musicians and other customers violated any laws. Instead, the probe focuses on anti-aging clinics, doctors and pharmacists who prescribed the drugs. A rep for Blige, Karynne Tencer, has been quoted as saying: "Mary J. Blige has never taken any performance-enhancing illegal steroids."